Healthy brownies

Sorry Marilyn but never mind diamonds, chocolate is a girl’s best friend, or at least for me, it has been lately. In keeping with the theme of this blog, I feel it is my duty to healthify favorite foods making healthy eating easier and a realistic lifestyle. I found this recipe on Carlyn’s blog, Not the Normal Teenage Fare.


  • 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup of pure maple syrup (you can also do a combo of 1/2 syrup 1/2 sugar sub)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients – flour, cocoa, baking powder, instant coffee, baking soda and salt.

2. In a smaller bowl, combine the wet ingredients – applesauce, maple syrup/sugar and vanilla.

3. Add wet to dry and mix until combined then fold in the chocolate chips.

4. Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 20 mins or until brownies are set.

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7 responses to “Healthy brownies

  1. yes, chocolate is ALWAYS, a girls best friend.

  2. gahh brownies are my absolute favorite dessert & I love that you used maple syrup in them mmm!

  3. Kaila @healthyhelperblog!

    YUM! These look delicious! I love all the whole food natural ingredients!

  4. Good job!! They sound great with perfect ingredients!!

  5. I was thinking the recipe looked familiar! Glad you liked them! I haven’t made them in a while because I’m always trying out new brownie recipes but your post reminded me that I need to. They’re expectantly dense and fudgy; I love it!

  6. I will take the chocolate and diamonds please! I love brownies a bit too much; I have about 15 favorite brownie recipes.

  7. Seriously, who needs diamonds when you can have chocolate?! Brownies are my favorite! I’m always looking for ways to make them healthy, and this recipe definitely looks great 🙂

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